Realme 5 Specs Review: Budget Smartphone Under $150


Realme 5 is an affordable smartphone that was launched in bu India by the Chinese company. The smartphone is one of the best budget devices ever. It comes preloaded with a four rear camera, a fingerprint scanner and a massive battery capacity as well. The memory on the inside is enough and it’s powered by Android 9.0 Pie operating system.

Realme 5

Realme 5 Key Features And Specs

  • Display: 6.5 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels, and 269 PPI
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Processor: Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665
  • Camera: 12 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Rear and 13 MP front camera
  • Memory: 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB inbuilt storage
  • Battery: 5000 mAh Nonremovable

Design And Display

The Realme 5 is a budget device and as such, the phone is likely built with premium plastic. The good news is that the overall body has splash resistant. The smooth panel features a four rear camera with an LED flash and a fingerprint scanner. It has body dimensions of 164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm and it weighs 198 gram.

On the front, you will get a waterdrop notch that host the front camera. Additionally is a large screen size of 6.5 inches under IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and 269 PPI density. The screen has display protection with a tall 20:9 ratio and 82.7% screen-to-body ratio.

Camera Features

On the camera department, the Realme 5 packs a four rear cameras of 12 MP with 1.8, (wide), PDAF, another 8 MP ultrawide sensor that features f/2.2, 13mm, 1/4″, 1.12µm plus 2 MP with f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm which is a dedicated macro camera and lastly is 2 MP depth sensor. The camera comes with Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama and it can shoot [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, gyro-EIS video resolution.
Upfront is a selfies snapper of 13 MP that has HDR, panorama and it can shoot [email protected] video resolution.

Hardware And Software

On the inside is a Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 SoC based on 11 nm process technology which has an octa-core processor clocking at a speed of 2.0 GHz. The device has Adreno 610 GPU for graphics and it’s powered by Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box with ColorOS 6 on top.


Storage Capacity And Sensors

The Realme 5 is available in 3GB and 32GB of inbuilt storage, however, you can also get a bigger model with 64GB and 4GB RAM. Both models are expandable up to 256GB using a micro SD card. The sensors on the inside are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass.

Battery Power And Network Connectivity

The top-selling point of this phone is the massive nonremovable battery capacity of 5000 mAh which has Fast battery charging 10W. It has dual SIM with 4G LTE network and other regulars such as Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, FM Radio and micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go.

Realme 5 Full Technical Specification


Device TypeSmartphone
ModelRealme 5
AnnouncedAug, 2019
ReleasedAug, 2019
StatusAvailable on Shopping Stores


2G NetworkYes
3G NetworkYes
4G NetworkYes
SIM TypeNano
SIM CountDual SIM


TypeFront glass, plastic body
Dimensions164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3 mm (6.47 x 2.98 x 0.37 in)
Weight198 g
ColoursCrystal Purple, Crystal Blue


Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
Size6.5 inches
Resolution720 x 1600 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density269 ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio%
Touch ScreenYes
Secondary DisplayNo


Primary12 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.9″, 1.25µm, PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)
2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm, depth sensor
FeaturesLED flash, HDR, panorama
FlashYes, LED flash
Secondary13 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/3″, 1.12µm


Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6
User Interface (UI)Yes
Java SupportYes


Chipset (SoC)Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)
GPUAdreno 610
RAM (Memory)3/4 GB
Internal Storage32/64 GB
SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
ControlsTouchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeMicroUSB
GPSYes, with A-GPS
Wireless ChargingYes


Battery TypeLi-Po
Fast ChargingYes
Talk Time
Music Play


Audio PlaybackYes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Video PlaybackYes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Video Out
FM Radio
Alert TypesVibration, Ringtones
Ring TonesMP3, WAV
HandsfreeYes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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Realme 5 Price And Availability

The Realme 5 is now available in India for 10000 INR which roughly convert to $140.
The handset is expected to hit the Nigerian market any moment from now and it will cost 60,000 Naira to 75,000 Naira.

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